Tactics and Rescue Unit
Tactics and Rescue Unit (T.R.U.) members are devoted to the safe resolution of high-risk incidents and the provision of expert tactical support services in specialized areas.
Some of the most serious threats to peace and order in Ontario often fall into the T.R.U. team's area of responsibility.
T.R.U is part of an integrated response to high risk incidents which also includes Incident Command, E.R.T., K-9, Technical Support Section and Crisis negotiators.
T.R.U. play a crucial role in providing support to patrol officers in extreme circumstances such as hostage taking, barricaded person, sniper incidents, search of an armed or dangerous fugitive, execution of a high risk warrant, and occurrences involving explosives, V.I.P. security and prisoner escort.
The T.R.U. Program is comprised of three full-time, 12 member teams based in Orillia, Odessa, and London. In order to be accepted in the program, one must be a first class provincial constable, be in above-average physical condition, demonstrate sound judgment under stress, be decisive and innovative, be proficient in the use of firearms and be able to work well in a team environment.